Mastering The Beast: Effective Builds For The Hillbilly in Dead by Daylight

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Mastering The Beast: Effective Builds For The Hillbilly in Dead by Daylight

Playing as The Hillbilly in Dead by Daylight means mastering a character that, with the right tactics and builds, can be both thrilling and devastating. Once a dominant figure in the game, recent updates have made Max Thompson Jr., famously known as The Hillbilly, more challenging to wield. But with keen strategic planning and understanding, you can manage to control the character effectively. Below, we will walk you through the best builds for The Hillbilly, ensuring optimal control over this character in the game.

Preeminent Builds with Teachable Perks

Preeminent Builds with Teachable Perks

One of the best approaches to mastering The Hillbilly lies in utilizing Teachable Perks that come from other characters. A perfect blend of these perks is drawn from The Clown, as well as the innate perks from The Hillbilly.

Notable inclusions are The Clown’s “Bamboozle” perk, which facilitates zoning of survivors and barring windows, alongside Pop Goes the Weasel and Scourge Hook: Pain Resonance, which suppresses the progression of generators upon hooking a survivor. Another gem is the Tinkerer perk, owned by The Hillbilly himself. This perk is crucial as it alerts you anytime a generator hits 70% progression and grants an edge over survivors who are trying to complete the generator, making you Undetectable for 16 seconds.

Key Perks To Note

  • Tinkerer (The Hillbilly) – Notification and Undetectable status for 16 seconds when a generator reaches 70% progress.
  • Pop Goes the Weasel (The Clown) – Kicking a generator within 45 seconds after hooking a Survivor reduces that generator's progress by 30%.
  • Bamboozle (The Clown) – Vaulting speed is increased by 15%. The window is blocked for 16 seconds upon performing a vault.
  • Scourge Hook: Pain Resonance (The Artist) – The Killer possesses four tokens at the start. Hooking different Survivors on a Scourge Hook leads to token loss and generator explosion, causing a 25% reduction in progress.

Best Builds Sans-Teachable Perks

Best Builds Sans-Teachable Perks

If your access to DLCs is limited, worry not, as there are worthy alternatives in the basekit perks. Notably, Hillbilly’s Tinkerer and Enduring perks enable the tracking of generator progress and robust resistances against pallet stuns, respectively. Also, Claustrophobia assists in zoning survivors and blocking windows, while Bitter Murmur exposes their auras.

Key Basekit Perks

  • Tinkerer (The Hillbilly) – Receives a noise notification and Undetectable status for 16 seconds when a generator is 70% done.
  • Enduring (The Hillbilly) – Reduces the duration of pallet stuns by 50%.
  • Bitter Murmur (General Perk) – Survivors’ auras within 16 meters are exposed for 5 seconds after a generator is completed. The last completed generator reveals all Survivors’ auras for 10 seconds.
  • Claustrophobia (General Perk) – Vault locations get blocked for 30 seconds once a generator is done.

In conclusion, mastering The Hillbilly entails understanding not only the character but also his associated perks. The strategies discussed above are useful in any game situation, enabling you to dominate the game by applying pressure on the survivors while thwarting their progress. So go ahead, suit up, and unleash The Hillbilly's potential.